FIRST NATIONS SHARING CIRCLE

FIRST NATIONS SHARING CIRCLE FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATORS

Prepared by: Gerhardt ( Raven ) Lepp
Last update: 2016 January 7

An educational First Nations workshop for kayak, fishing and whale watching guides and other outdoor educators. 

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide education and sharing for guides about native issues, culture and history.
  • Build trust, sharing, understanding and mutual respect.
  • Promote the objectives of SettlerInfo.org  http://www.settlersinfo.org/purpose/
  • Provide First Nations with a larger role in Adventure Tourism.

WORKSHOP

– provided by http://www.settlersinfo.org/

Yaulthmuk Hacumiss
– extensive experience in trauma counselling, native issues and leading workshops.
– lives in Port Alberni

WHO

Participants from the following groups would be invited.
Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia
– whale watching guides
– fishing guides
The initial workshop would be limited to about 20 people at a max cost of $2000 each.

WHAT

Friday
– meet and greet
– presentation by local FN elder
Saturday
– workshop run by Yaulthmuk Hacumiss
– big group and small group sharing circles
– dinner
– evening presentation by native elder
Sunday
– more workshop
– paddling FN canoes
Monday
– optional kayaking, Greenland rolling, hiking to be determined by the participants

WHERE

The location must meet the following criteria:
– traditional First Nations dugout canoes available
– inspiring meeting place for the workshop
– dining area and food service for Saturday dinner
– campground for inexpensive accomodation
Possible options: Sooke, Cowichan Valley, Malahat, Tofino, Quadra, Campbell River, Quadra Island , Alert Bay, Compton Island

WHEN

– In the spring or fall when guides, students and teachers are more likely to be available.
– Late May or early June or Sept
– Weekend event – Fri, Sat, Sun

LOG

 2016 JANUARY
Discussed concept with Yaulthmuk Hacumiss. Reached shared vision and commitment for the workshop.
Requested proposed workshop outline from Yaulthmuk.
Introduced the idea to SKGABC executive.
Began looking for a suitable venue for the workshop.
Please feel free to leave constructive comments.

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